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an·thra·cite  (nthr-st)
A dense, shiny coal that has a high carbon content and little volatile matter and burns with a clean flame. Also called hard coal.

[Probably ultimately from Greek anthrakitis, a kind of coal, from anthrax, anthrak-, charcoal.]

anthra·citic (-stk) adj.

anthracite [ˈænθrəˌsaɪt]
(Earth Sciences / Geological Science) a hard jet-black coal that burns slowly with a nonluminous flame giving out intense heat. Fixed carbon content: 86-98 per cent; calorific value: 3.14 ✕ 107-3.63 ✕ 107 J/kg Also called hard coal
[from Latin anthracītes type of bloodstone, from Greek anthrakitēs coal-like, from anthrax coal, anthrax]
anthracitic  [ˌænθrəˈsɪtɪk] adj

anthracite  (nthr-st)
A hard, shiny coal that has a high carbon content. It is valued as a fuel because it burns with a clean flame and without smoke or odor, but it is much less abundant than bituminous coal. Compare bituminous coallignite

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